Flexible packaging solutions that support pet food manufacturers’ branding efforts, enhance shelf appeal and facilitate customer convenience will be on exhibit by Mondi in North America, Consumer Goods Packaging at Petfood Forum, April 18-20, 2016, at the Kansas City Convention Center, Kansas City, Missouri, USA. At the Forum, Mondi will occupy Booth #1024.
Mondi packaging specialists will be available at the booth to field questions about specific pet food packaging applications. Booth visitors are encouraged to bring with them their most demanding flexible packaging pet food challenges for on-site recommendations.
“At Petfood Forum, we will not only show the latest Mondi product innovations, but also demonstrate how they go beyond expectations in terms of customer needs,” says Ross Bushnell, president, Mondi Jackson, consumer goods packaging. “At Mondi, we are in touch every day with the needs of our customers. As a result, we have existing packaging solutions, as well as the ability to custom make packaging that satisfies virtually any pet food manufacturer’s needs.”
At the Forum, pouches with clear windows, easy open-and-close devices and a comprehensive offering of print options will be on display. Booth visitors will see sample pouches printed with rotogravure and affordable, high-quality flexographic printing, along with gloss and matte finishes that highlight imagery or promotional text. The pouches can be produced in a variety of shapes, including those that facilitate ease of handling.
Mondi’s FlexZiBox Side Pour pouch, for example, features an integrated handle in the bag’s side gusset that makes the bag comfortable to carry and gives users greater control and accuracy when pouring. The bag has a perforated area at the top for easy opening. Its side-gusset closure allows the bag to be reclosed after use, protecting the contents.
Mondi's FlexZiBox Side Pour pouch, along with other products, will be on display at Petfood Forum 2016.
Also scheduled for display are Mondi’s Square Bag, FlexZibox Flat Bottom Bag, and small and large spouted pouches.
The Square Bag, which is constructed of advanced barrier films in multiple layers, packages up to 10 lbs. of pet food. The Square Bag displays graphics and product information on all six panels and can be fitted with a spout, zipper, slider or other opening to suit the application.
Mondi’s re-closable FlexZibox Flat Bottom Bag provides filling advantages for packagers of pet food, while its specially designed flat base delivers enhanced stability and promotional impact on store shelves.
Small and large spouted flexible pouches will be mounted on rails for automated filling lines. The pouches undergo 100% in-line inspection of the spout sealing area during production.
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